Amauromyza chamaebalani (Hering, 1960)

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Lathyrus tuberosus, Maastricht, Pietersberg

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same, rather old, vacated, mine lighted from behind

mine

Oviposition usually at the underside, somewhere in the centre of the leaflet. From the eggs runs a an extremely short lower-surface corridor, followed by a hardly longer upper-surface corridor. This suddenly widens into a large, shallow blotch, initially greenish, later whitish. Almost always the blotch has a large number of tiny full-depth spots, giving it a perforate appearance. Frass in rather small, greenish grains. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in the upper epidermis, not at the margin, but somewhere centrally in the blotch.

hostplants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous (>)

Lathyrus tuberosus.

Without further details Papp & Černý also mention Pisum; this needs further confirmation.

phenology

Larvae in June, July (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (Ellis: Pietersberg, Poppelmonde valley).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Germany, France, Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2008); moreover Moldavia (de Meijere, 1937a), Slowakia (Hering, 1960a), Netherlands.

larva

puparium

Yellowish-brown.

synonyms

Phytobia chamaebalani; Amauromyza soosi Zlobin, 1985.

references

Hering (1957a #2984 & 2985), 1960a), de Meijere (1937a:201, 1950a:21), Papp & Černý (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zlobin (1985a).

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